The best way to describe the new store Earthwise Pet in Allen, comes straight from co-owner Deeva Shree, “I’d call it a ‘Whole Foods’ for dogs”. When they moved from South Africa to Dallas two years ago, Deeva and Pavan Shree recognized the abundance of dogs living in the area as a prime opportunity to develop a pet-focused business. While researching dog food for their soon-to-arrive French Bulldog puppy, Louis, at the area stores, they had no success finding knowledgeable employees to educate them on the specifics of the wide array of foods out there. This experience focused them on searching for healthy, nutritious, well-sourced food for dogs. Further research led them to purchase an Earthwise Pet franchise; the ideal brand to offer nutritious, healthy foods and unique, innovative toys and accessories.
Earthwise Pet-Allen, located in the Watters Creek shopping area, focuses on having all-natural food brands containing no bi-products such as corn, wheat or soy. All foods are rated according to Earthwise Pet’s internal five star rating, which rates foods according to nutrition, manufacturing and sourcing. Education is key, and all the staff at Earthwise Pet-Allen has undergone at least 60 hours of pet anatomy and nutrition training so they are fully equipped to handle all your food-related questions. Dogs with allergies or special needs can make use of the Earthwise Pet’s corporate pet dietitian to match them with their perfect food.
One of the products Deeva highly recommends is Raw Goat Milk. My own four dogs really enjoyed this new addition to their kibble! Just a small amount poured over dog and cat food, introduces needed hydration, pro-biotics, anti-inflammatories and added vitamins and minerals into their diet. You’re going to LOVE the store’s extensive Raw Bar. Chock full of delectable chew goodies like Pig Snouts, Bully Sticks, Buffalo Horns and Junkyard Bones (slow-smoked, these have a fabulous fresh barbecue smell).
In addition to high-quality foods, Earthwise Pet-Allen has first-class grooming facilities. Full-service “spa days” are available and groomer Amy, takes care of your dog’s bath, haircut, nail trim and anal gland expression – all included in your grooming appointment. If do-it-yourself is more your style, the self-wash bathing area is perfect for you. Equipped with walk-up ramps, shampoo, conditioner, ear wipes, cologne, towels, brushes and canine dryers with adjustable settings, they provide everything needed to remedy your dirty dog without the messy house afterwards. Even the shampoos and conditioners are distributed at the correct amount and concentration through their “Bather Box” distribution system.
Then there are the TOYS! Along with brain stimulating entertainment like Lick Mats and Outward Hound’s Dog Smart Interactive toys, Earthwise Pet-Allen carries a wide variety of unique play choices. My favorite is the Tuffy Toys which are designed for intense chewers. Their unusual shapes, (leopards, sharks, and lobsters to name a few), along with their bright vivid colors made them a hit with my four power chewers. We’ve had our own green and pink polka-dotted Alien for over a month and it’s still going strong!
The birthday section is so much fun, with a variety of dog cakes and cake mixes, ice creams, stuffed balloons and cupcakes and even party hats for gifts! Cycle Dog’s collars and leashes are created from recycled bicycle tubing, which makes them ideal for a trip to the lake or pool because they don’t smell after getting wet. The P.L.A.Y.’s assortment features stuffed food and drinks. There’s the “Brunch Collection” with its eggs Benedict, bloody marys, waffles and even croissants. Deeva and Pavan’s own French Bulldog, Louis (@louis_frenchie_bulldog), is the official tester for the store, and his most treasured toys are from the “American Classics” collection, the stuffed chicken drumstick, hamburger (with removable condiments), the hot dog (with removable bun), and a “Dr. Pooper”. You’ll find it impossible to leave the store without some new playthings for your fur-kid, I sure did! Even better, Earthwise Pet-Allen price matches with local competitors and offers curbside pickup.
In addition to their Allen based Earthwise Pet located at 980 Watters Creek, #P900, this happy dog couple also owns Earthwise Pet-Richardson located at 1310 W. Campbell Rd, #128 and the upcoming Mutts Cantina-Allen, opening in the first half of 2021 just down from Earthwise Pet-Allen in the Watters Creek shopping area.